Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced the launch of twice-weekly flights between Lebanon’s capital, Beirut and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, two highly popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and North African countries.

The approximate 1 hour 20-minute flight will operate every Thursday and Sunday departing on Thursdays from Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) at 21:10 hours and arriving in Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport (HMB) at 22:00 hours. On Sundays flights depart Beirut at 14:45 hours to arrive in Sharm El Sheikh at 15:35 hours. Return flights will depart Sharm El Sheikh at 17:45 hours to arrive in Beirut at 20:30 hours on Thursdays and depart Sharm El Sheikh at 11:20 hours on Sunday to arrive in Beirut at 14:05 hours the same day.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, commented: “We are glad to announce this new direct route connecting Beirut with Sharm El Sheikh offering Lebanese holiday seekers a range of attractions from desert mountain ranges to the deep-blue sea providing an incredible combination of desert and sea. Our twice-weekly service to this beautiful city, just over an hour away from Beirut, is an answer to the growing demand among Lebanon-based holidaymakers.”

Sharm El Sheikh, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Arab world, is often called the ‘City of Peace’ and is a well-known port and resort town at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, popular with package holiday makers and divers.

Air Arabia, currently operates flights to over 150 routes across the globe from four hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.